1998-99 Dallas Stars Season
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1998%E2%80%9399 Dallas Stars Season
1998-99 Dallas Stars
Stanley Cup champions
Western Conference champions
Pacific Division champions
Division1st Pacific
Conference1st Western
1998-99 record51-19-12
Home record29-8-4
Road record22-11-8
Goals for236
Goals against168
Team information
General ManagerBob Gainey
CoachKen Hitchcock
CaptainDerian Hatcher
Alternate captainsCraig Ludwig
Mike Modano
Joe Nieuwendyk
Sergei Zubov
ArenaReunion Arena
Average attendance16,907[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
GoalsMike Modano (34)
AssistsMike Modano (47)
PointsMike Modano (81)
Penalty minutesPat Verbeek (133)
Plus/minusMike Modano (+29)
Jere Lehtinen (+29)
WinsEd Belfour (35)
Goals against averageEd Belfour (1.99)

The 1998-99 Dallas Stars season was the Stars' sixth season in Dallas, Texas, and the thirty-second of the franchise. They would defeat the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup finals to win the first Stanley Cup for the Stars in franchise history.

Offseason

Regular season

The Stars finished the regular season with the NHL's best record and first overall in goals against, with just 168. They also tied the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks for fewest short-handed goals allowed, with 4.[2]

Season standings

Pacific Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Dallas Stars 82 51 19 12 236 168 114
2 4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 39 31 12 205 197 90
3 6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 35 34 13 215 206 83
4 7 San Jose Sharks 82 31 33 18 196 191 80
5 11 Los Angeles Kings 82 32 45 5 189 222 69

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Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Western Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p - Dallas Stars PAC 82 51 19 12 236 168 114
2 y - Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 28 10 239 205 98
3 y - Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 43 32 7 245 202 93
4 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 39 31 12 205 197 90
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 37 32 13 237 209 87
6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 34 13 215 206 83
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 31 33 18 196 191 80
8 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 33 37 12 230 226 78
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 30 40 12 211 234 72
10 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 29 41 12 202 248 70
11 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 32 45 5 189 222 69
12 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 47 7 190 261 63
13 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 23 47 12 192 258 58

Divisions: CEN - Central, PAC - Pacific, NW - Northwest

bold - Qualified for playoffs; p - Won Presidents' Trophy; y - Won division


Schedule and results

Playoffs

Western Conference quarter-finals

# Date Visitor Score Home Decision Attendance
1 April 21 Edmonton 1-2 Dallas Belfour 17,001
2 April 23 Edmonton 2-3 Dallas Belfour 17,001
3 April 25 Dallas 3-2 Edmonton Belfour 17,100
4 April 27 Dallas 3-2 3OT Edmonton Belfour 17,100

Western Conference semi-finals

# Date Visitor Score Home Decision Attendance
1 May 6 St. Louis 0-3 Dallas Belfour 17,001
2 May 8 St. Louis 4-5 OT Dallas Belfour 17,001
3 May 10 Dallas 2-3 OT St. Louis Fuhr 19,826
4 May 12 Dallas 2-3 OT St. Louis Fuhr 20,341
5 May 15 St. Louis 1-3 Dallas Belfour 17,001
6 May 17 Dallas 2-1 OT St. Louis Belfour 20,355

Western Conference finals

# Date Visitor Score Home Decision Attendance
1 May 22 Colorado 2-1 Dallas Roy 17,001
2 May 24 Colorado 2-4 Dallas Belfour 17,001
3 May 26 Dallas 3-0 Colorado Belfour 16,061
4 May 28 Dallas 2-3 OT Colorado Roy 16,061
5 May 30 Colorado 7-5 Dallas Roy 17,001
6 June 1 Dallas 4-1 Colorado Belfour 16,061
7 June 4 Colorado 1-4 Dallas Belfour 17,001

Stanley Cup Final

# Date Visitor Score Home Decision Attendance
1 June 8 Buffalo 3-2 OT Dallas Hasek 17,001
2 June 10 Buffalo 2-4 Dallas Belfour 17,001
3 June 12 Dallas 2-1 Buffalo Belfour 18,595
4 June 15 Dallas 1-2 Buffalo Hasek 18,595
5 June 17 Buffalo 0-2 Dallas Belfour 17,001
6 June 19 Dallas 2-1 3OT Buffalo Belfour 18,595

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Mike Modano C 77 34 47 81 44 29 6 4 7
Brett Hull RW 60 32 26 58 30 19 15 0 11
Joe Nieuwendyk C 67 28 27 55 34 11 8 0 8
Jere Lehtinen RW 74 20 32 52 18 29 7 1 2
Sergei Zubov D 81 10 41 51 20 9 5 0 3
Darryl Sydor D 74 14 34 48 50 -1 9 0 2
Jamie Langenbrunner RW 75 12 33 45 62 10 4 0 1
Pat Verbeek RW 78 17 17 34 133 11 8 0 2
Grant Marshall RW 82 13 18 31 85 1 2 0 4
Derian Hatcher D 80 9 21 30 102 21 3 0 2
Mike Keane RW 81 6 23 29 62 -2 1 1 1
Tony Hrkac C 69 13 14 27 26 2 2 0 2
Dave Reid LW 73 6 11 17 16 0 1 0 1
Guy Carbonneau C 74 4 12 16 31 -3 0 0 2
Richard Matvichuk D 64 3 9 12 51 23 1 0 0
Shawn Chambers D 61 2 9 11 18 6 1 0 1
Craig Ludwig D 80 2 6 8 87 5 0 0 0
Brian Skrudland C 40 4 1 5 33 2 0 0 1
Derek Plante C 10 2 3 5 4 1 1 0 0
Sergei Gusev D 22 1 4 5 6 5 0 0 1
Benoit Hogue C 12 1 3 4 4 2 0 0 0
Brad Lukowich D 14 1 2 3 19 3 0 0 0
Brent Severyn LW 30 1 2 3 50 -2 0 0 0
Jon Sim LW 7 1 0 1 12 1 0 0 0
Dan Keczmer D 22 0 1 1 22 -2 0 0 0
Ed Belfour G 61 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0
Jason Botterill LW 17 0 0 0 23 -2 0 0 0
Petr Buzek D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Kelly Fairchild C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manny Fernandez G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Gavey C 7 0 0 0 10 -1 0 0 0
Doug Lidster D 17 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Blake Sloan RW 14 0 0 0 10 -1 0 0 0
Roman Turek G 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Wright LW 11 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ed Belfour 3536 61 35 15 9 117 1.99 5 1373 1256 .915
Roman Turek 1382 26 16 3 3 48 2.08 1 562 514 .915
Manny Fernandez 60 1 0 1 0 2 2.00 0 29 27 .931
Team: 4978 82 51 19 12 167 2.01 6 1964 1797 .915

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Mike Modano C 23 5 18 23 16 6 1 1 1
Joe Nieuwendyk C 23 11 10 21 19 7 3 0 6
Jamie Langenbrunner RW 23 10 7 17 16 7 4 0 3
Brett Hull RW 22 8 7 15 4 3 3 0 2
Jere Lehtinen RW 23 10 3 13 2 8 1 1 0
Sergei Zubov D 23 1 12 13 4 13 0 0 0
Darryl Sydor D 23 3 9 12 16 8 1 0 1
Dave Reid LW 23 2 8 10 14 4 0 0 0
Mike Keane RW 23 5 2 7 6 -1 0 1 1
Pat Verbeek RW 18 3 4 7 14 4 0 0 1
Derian Hatcher D 18 1 6 7 24 4 0 0 0
Guy Carbonneau C 17 2 4 6 6 0 0 0 1
Richard Matvichuk D 22 1 5 6 20 4 0 0 0
Craig Ludwig D 23 1 4 5 20 2 0 0 0
Grant Marshall RW 14 0 3 3 20 1 0 0 0
Shawn Chambers D 17 0 2 2 18 -1 0 0 0
Benoit Hogue C 14 0 2 2 16 -1 0 0 0
Tony Hrkac C 5 0 2 2 4 3 0 0 0
Brian Skrudland C 19 0 2 2 16 0 0 0 0
Blake Sloan RW 19 0 2 2 8 -1 0 0 0
Derek Plante C 6 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0
Brad Lukowich D 8 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0
Ed Belfour G 23 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Doug Lidster D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Jon Sim LW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ed Belfour 1544 23 16 7 43 1.67 3 617 574 .930
Team: 1544 23 16 7 43 1.67 3 617 574 .930

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

1999 NHL All Star Game

Dallas Stars NHL All-Star representatives in the 1999 NHL All Star Game at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida.

Transactions

  • February 26, 1999 - Doug Lidster was signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars.

Dallas Stars - 1999 Stanley Cup champions

Players

Coaching and administrative staff

  • Thomas O. Hicks (Chairman/Owner/Governor), Jim Lites (President), Bob Gainey (Vice President/General Manager)
  • Doug Armstrong (Ass't General Manager), Craig Button (Director of Player Personnel), Ken Hitchcock (Head Coach)
  • Doug Jarvis, Rick Wilson (Ass't Coaches), Rick McLaughlin, Jeff Cogen (Vice Presidents)
  • Bill Strong (Vice President), Tim Bernhardt (Director-Amateur Scouting), Doug Overton (Director-Pro Scouting)
  • Bob Gernader (Chief Scout), Stu McGregor (Western Scout), Dave Suprenant (Medical Trainer), Dave Smith (Equipment Manager),
  • Rick Matthews (Ass't Equipment Manager), Jean-Jacque McQueen (Strength-Conditioning Coach),
  • Rick St. Croix (Goaltending Consultant), Dan Stuchal (Director of Team Services), Larry Kelly (Director of Public Relations),
  • Leon Friedrich+ (Video Coordinator), Craig Lowery+ (Trainer Ass't), Dave Warner+ (Equipment Ass't).

Stanley Cup engraving

  • ++Brent Severyn played only 30 games, missing 22 regular season games due to injuries, and was a healthy scratch for the playoffs. Dallas included him on the Stanley Cup, because he spent the whole season with Dallas.
  • + Members were included on the 1999 Stanley Cup Picture, but were not engraved on the cup.
  • In February, Dallas added Doug Lidster from the Canadian National Team, and Brad Lukowich, from the minor league Kalamazoo Wings. Lidster played 17 regular season and 4 playoff games. Lukowich played 14 regular season and 8 playoff games (2 games in conference finals). They were left off the cup even though they played in the playoffs.
  • Mike Modano, Shawn Chambers were the only players on the roster remaining from 1991 Minnesota North Stars. However Chambers left the Stars. He won the Stanley Cup in 1995 with New Jersey, before rejoining the Stars. Team was coached by Bob Gainey, the GM of the 1991 Minnesota North Stars, that lost in 6 games to Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas after the 1993 season.

Draft picks

The Stars' picks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 39 John Erskine (D)  Canada London Knights (OHL)
2 57 Tyler Bouck (RW)  Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
3 86 Gabriel Karlsson (C)  Sweden HV71 (J20 SuperElit)
6 153 Pavel Patera (RW)  Czech Republic AIK IF (J20 SuperElit)
6 173 Niko Kapanen (C)  Finland HPK (SM-liiga)
7 200 Scott Perry (C)  United States Boston University (Hockey East)

Farm teams

Roster

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References

  1. ^ "1998-99 NHL Attendance - National Hockey League - ESPN". ESPN.
  2. ^ "1998-99 NHL Summary". Hockey-Reference.com.
  3. ^ Dinger 2011, p. 155.
  4. ^ "1998-1999 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  5. ^ "1998-99 Dallas Stars Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "1998-99 Dallas Stars Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com.
Bibliography
  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5.

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